Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid (SFA including CPR)

Learn prevention, recognition, and first aid for a variety of emergency situations for adults, infants, and children.

Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid (SFA): Learn How to Perform Standard First Aid

Why Take SFA?

Having the skills to recognize emergency medical situations in adults, children and infants and to be able to perform critical first aid is important for parents, babysitters, teachers, workers, volunteers and anyone else who would like to be able to help during a medical crisis.

In this 16 hour (two day) course, you will learn how to recognize medical emergencies and intervene to help prevent the situation from getting worse.

As of September 1, 2018, Red Cross Emergency and Standard First Aid are considered equivalent to Occupational First Aid Level 1 for workplace occupational first aid attendants under the Health and Safety Regulations.  Some of the added benefits of taking a Red Cross EFA or SFA course are:

  • Certification is transferable between provinces and recognized nationally for workplace requirements. 
  •  Successful participants are issued three-year certification in EFA/SFA and CPR with recertification options (no need to take the full course over).  OFA Level 1 requires candidates to take the entire course again every three years.
  • OFA Level 1 only offers Level A CPR (adult only), whereas Red Cross EFA/SFA typically includes Level C CPR (adult, child and infant).
Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid
Canadian Red Cross Emergency First Aid

What to Expect in SFA

This is an introductory, yet comprehensive course in standard first aid and CPR – ideal for emergencies which may take place in the home or in the workplace.

A variety of topics will be covered including a range of medical emergencies and the proper responses in how to deal with them. Techniques for performing first aid as well as CPR on adults, children as well as infants will be covered.

What You Will Learn?

The Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid course covers a broad range of medical emergencies and the action steps. These include:
  • Learning how to get help

  • Airway and Breathing Emergencies

  • Head and Spinal injuries

  • Bone, Muscle & Joint Injuries

  • Emergency Action Principles

  • AED (Automated External Defibrillation) Information

  • Sudden medical conditions including seizures and diabetic conditions

  • Circulatory Emergencies

  • Shock and Bleeding

  • Poisons


At the end of the training, students will be required to demonstrate skills to an acceptable standard and successfully complete a multiple choice exam with a 75% mark or higher in order to become certified.

Certification will be valid for three years..

Why Choose ProSafe?

There are many first aid training schools which offer instruction in Standard First Aid and CPR. First and foremost, it is important that you choose a school that is recognized by the Canadian Red Cross. This will ensure that you are learning the proper techniques as well as to ensure that any certification you receive will be recognized by your employer or other organizations which may require certification.

ProSafe offers a bright and comfortable classroom learning environment along with friendly and qualified instructors to help you through each aspect of the course from the theoretical to the practical. Our instructors are both knowledgeable and passionate – their goal is not only to help you receive a certification, but also to ensure that you learn the skills well enough that you feel confident performing them should you ever find yourself in a real medical emergency situation.

Our course schedules are flexible so you can take them at a time that is most convenient for you or your employees. In addition to providing instruction at our facilities, we can also come to your workplace or organization to teach groups of eight or more.